07/28/15 11:13am

Waffle Shop

According to planning documents filed this week with the City, the owner of the Waffle (Wafle) Shop in the Arlandria neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia wants to have outdoor seating along Mt. Vernon Avenue. An outdoor area with seating for 20 is being proposed. No other changes to the business are requested.

View the application at this link (PDF).

If you have any comments regarding this request, please contact Planning and Zoning staff at 703 746-4666 or email Ann Horowitz directly. The deadline for comments is Thursday, August 20, 2015.

07/28/15 9:52am


The Alexandria Beautification Commission has selected the James M. Duncan Branch Library for its 2015 Beautification Award for a public building. The award will be presented on Monday, September 28 at 7:30 PM at the George Washington Masonic Temple – located at 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA 22301.

Phase 1 of the Duncan Library Landscaping Plan was completed in 2014. The Circle Garden and new Butterfly Garden are part of the second phase of the Landscaping Plan, which also includes an irrigation system as well as several new benches.

The plan was submitted to the City Horticulturist and Library Administration. Phase 1 of the project was designed and installed by Mr. Sam Rich from The Green Side and fully funded by the Friends of the Duncan Library.

Duncan Branch Library is the first City of Alexandria facility with an ecologically friendly rooftop, often referred to as a Green Roof. The vegetation and soil of a “green roof” reduce rainwater to sewer run-off and naturally filter water that is discharged. Duncan’s Green Roof was sown in early 2005 with a variety of sedum; the same species of plants have been placed throughout the landscaping of the Duncan Library grounds.

For more information about the Beautification Award, please visit this link or contact Elaina Palincsar, Landscaping Chair, at 703-548-1585.

07/27/15 4:56pm

Monique Miles

Miles to discuss Alexandria’s West End Business Development and Economic Vitality

Alexandria, Virginia City Council candidate Monique Miles will host her first town hall in Alexandria’s West End this Wednesday. She looks forward to hearing from residents and business owners about revitalizing the West End and public safety concerns.

Discussion topics to include the Landmark Mall redevelopment and the Mark Center as well as public safety, transportation, planning and zoning, and housing issues.

The town hall will be Wednesday, July 29 at 6:30 PM at the Leasing Office of The Point at Alexandria, located at 205 Century Place, Alexandria, VA 22304.

This will be one of many opportunities for civic engagement with Monique Miles.

07/27/15 4:41pm

Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap at Yates Corner
A new wood-fired Pizza restaurant called ‘Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap‘ is opening at Yates Corner (Mount Vernon Avenue and Braddock Road) in the Rosemont neighborhood area, located near the Braddock Road Metro station.

The new joint will be opening in September as American Real Estate Partners just received the building permits TODAY from the City of Alexandria. Construction is expected to start next week. The joint will have 120 seats and will have outdoor seating. We hear there will be an outdoor fire pit on the plaza at Yates Corner as well. Check out the rendering above…

(Rendering via Beckmann Architects on Facebook)